"If it dies, it bears much fruit"

Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 

He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.  If any one serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there shall my servant be also; if any one serves me, the Father will honor him.

- John 12:24-26

Meditation: What can a grain of wheat tell us about life and the kingdom of God?  Jesus drew his parables from the common everyday circumstances of life. His audience, mostly rural folk in Palestine, could easily understand the principle of new life produced by dead seeds sown into the earth. What is the spiritual analogy which Jesus alludes to? Is this, perhaps, a veiled reference to his own impending death on the cross and his resurrection on the third day? Or does he have another kind of "death and rebirth" in mind for his disciples? Jesus, no doubt, had both meanings in mind for his disciples.

 

"Lord Jesus, let me be wheat sown in the earth, to be harvested for you. I want to follow wherever you lead me. Give me fresh hope and joy in serving you all the days of my life."

 

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Kalinga Latest News

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9 Ifugao police receive Medalya ng Papuri

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TESDA - Ifugao provides 160 slots for free competency assessment

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DENR confiscates hot lumbers in Ifugao town

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Ombudsman suspends Sabangan ABC president

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654 students hired under SPES in Mt. Province

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Parade for a cause benefits 14 kidney patients in Mt. Province

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PRO-Cor condemns NPA attack in Sagada

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Father, You have made me to give to others just as You have given to me. Teach me to give so that I can truly reflect Your character and be more like You today.

Daily Reading

"Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven"

At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"

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"Not to give offense"

As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men,  and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day."

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"Great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire"

And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and cried, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely possessed by a demon."

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"If anyone eats of this bread, he will live for ever"

The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, "I am the bread which came down from heaven."

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"Nothing will be impossible to you"

And when they came to the crowd, a man came up to him and kneeling before him said,  "Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly; for often he falls into the fire, and often into the water.

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"If it dies, it bears much fruit"

Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 

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"You are the Christ - the Son of the living God"

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do men say that the Son of man is?"

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